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Good 1st PDE book for self study

I am an undergraduate student in applied mathematics, and I will be studying PDEs this Fall semester. I decided to get a few steps ahead of the class and downloaded a few articles about the subject, since it is still too early to tell which book we will be using (and the professor has not yet been decided), but the things I found proved to be too esoteric a level for me to understand the least: most of the concepts they make heavy use of revolve around concepts my university does not even teach at the undergraduate level, such as measure theory and higher-level analysis.

I took a course in ODEs, and I loved it. I got as far as to cover a few things regarding Fourier transforms and simple systems. I feel that I am at a very low level of mathematical maturity, however, but I am more than determined to improve as much as I can.

What are some good sources to learn PDEs that you guys know of, and that are not at the level of Einstein's equations? Thanks in advance!


marked as duplicate by user21436, Mariano Suárez-Álvarez Feb 22 '12 at 2:48

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    $\begingroup$ Does this answer your question? or you're looking for newer suggestions? $\endgroup$ – user21436 Feb 22 '12 at 1:02
  • $\begingroup$ I hadn't seen that thread. It's great! Thank you very much. $\endgroup$ – wjm Feb 22 '12 at 2:29
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    $\begingroup$ If that resolves, can I vote to close as exact duplicate? $\endgroup$ – user21436 Feb 22 '12 at 2:30
  • $\begingroup$ Please go ahead. Thanks again! $\endgroup$ – wjm Feb 22 '12 at 2:34